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Not permitted or allowed; prohibited; unlawful; as an illicit trade; illicit intercourse.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ILLICIT. What is unlawful what is forbidden by the law. Vide Unlawful.
     2. This word is frequently used in policies of insurance, where the assured warrants against illicit trade. By illicit trade is understood that "which is made unlawful by the laws of the country to which the object is bound." The assured having entered into this warranty, is required to do no act which will expose the vessel to be legally condemned. 2 L. R. 337, 338. Vide Insurance; Trade; Warranty.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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BEIRUT: Following unverified reports of toxic and radioactive material illicitly buried in the district of Kesrouan, the Environment Ministry took steps to allay concerns and ensure there was no risk to the environment or residents of the area.
In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration and CDC released alerts identifying illicitly manufactured fentanyl as a threat to public health and safety (1,2).
Instead prison staff or police will be able to cut off the phones remotely by producing evidence that a given number is being used illicitly.
Joshua Strickland, 21, of Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, "illicitly" drank alcohol on the aircraft on July 13 and threatened a family on the flight from Leeds Bradford to Larnaca, Cyprus, carrier said.
Since 2005, the bank is alleged to have helped about 4,000 clients to protect as much as EUR8bn of funds that were earned illicitly.
"The announcement of a lifetime ban for any horse found to have been illicitly administered any substance 'prohibited at all times', including anabolic steroids, is an unequivocal statement that cheats will not be tolerated within Irish racing.
Lebanon and Tripoli of illicitly making handsome money out of the cleaning process for decades now, Akkar municipalities demanded an equitable fair treatment when spending properly allocated funds arguing that all municipalities must have an equal share.
Nazif is accused of using his power to illicitly gain EGP 64m in assets, including shares in telecommunications firms.
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ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A total amount of $35.6 billion flew out of Turkey illicitly in the past ten years, according to the latest report by a Washington-based advocacy organization which aims to curtail global illicit financial flows
"Since illicitly acquired goods permeate the enrichment program, any such program will inevitably make use of such goods with the apparent blessing of the P5+1, presenting a disturbing dilemma." The so-called P5+1 group including permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany may decide that Iran is a special case - and permit Iran to continue using materials and equipment gained illegally in its small authorized program, as long as facilities are subject to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.